Military History Center
The Military History Center, located in Broken Arrow, houses a remarkable collection of military artifacts from almost every U.S. war, from the War for Independence to the present day. Military uniforms, weapons, photographs, newspaper articles and much more fill the 6,400 sq. ft. facility. Many of the items in the museum's collection come from individuals and families from across the state, lending the museum a uniquely Oklahoma perspective on the military experience.
Among the items you will see during your visit are two replica Civil War uniforms as well as an actual chaplain's coat and Bible from the Civil War. From World War I, there is a rare 1915 MG 08 machine gun on display. Among the many World War II items are a replica General Patton bomber jacket, rare German straw cover boots and a Leica camera that is believed to have been used by Hitler's personal photographer. Artifacts from the Vietnam War include a display of a "tiger cage," which was a primitive structure used by North Vietnamese to house American POWs. There are even items from Camp Phoenix in Afghanistan.
Call ahead for a guided tour through the exhibits or browse the collection on your own during operating hours. In addition to a variety of exhibits and displays, visitors will have the opportunity to hear these soldiers' stories through accounts in newspapers, magazines and books including the diary of an American POW. The substantial library in the Military History Center is a great tool for research into military history and also a profound look into the lives and experiences of these brave soldiers.
Children under 18: FREE While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.